Solar power systems for capstans
For decades, power cables have been installed on the bottom of the port or sea to provide mooring dolphins with electricity allowing them to power energy-intensive capstans.
Installing, securing and protecting these cables is time consuming, costly and high-risk operation. Furthermore it is not uncommon for the power lines to be damaged by anchors or during dredging activities. Equipment that is (unexpectedly) out of order can compromise the safety of mooring operations and repairing the damaged lines involves the same costs and risks of installing the cables.
Solar-powered solutions avoid these issues by removing the need for underwater cables altogether. By doing so, the lead time for the construction of dolphins and berths is reduced. Maintenance costs are low, as has been proven by usage so far. And of course, using solar energy reduces energy costs and fits within a vision of sustainability.
Our robust autonomous solar power system can be delivered ATEX certified and, if desired, we can add work lights and /or navigation aid. With our advanced telemetry system, the system can be controlled remotely.